An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper

An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper by Gaye Levy for BackDoor Survival Becoming prepared can be a lonely journey.  Family members scoff and friends roll their eyes and shy away, thinking you have joined the tin foil hat society. You want to share and you want to talk but say too much to the wrong people and you may be setting yourself up for future free-loading, looting, or worse. This is a dilemma faced by almost every prepper I know. Most want to join up with other like-minded people but who…

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PREPPING TIPS: PREVENT MOLD IN YOUR FOOD STORAGE PRESERVES

PREPPING TIPS: PREVENT MOLD IN YOUR FOOD STORAGE PRESERVES by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan Mold can slowly destroy your food supplies if you let it.  It’s a huge waste of both money and time, so it’s important to understand how to prevent it. Mold is a fungus that can be found both indoors and outdoors, in walls, and on everyday items. No one knows how many species of mold exist, but some professionals estimate that number ranges from tens of thousands to three hundred thousand and possibly more. Mold spores…

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How Long Can Water Be Stored For? Is It Safe After 1 Year?

How Long Can Water Be Stored For? Is It Safe After 1 Year? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog I received an email basically asking how long can water be stored for. I was asked for my opinion about the safety of drinking water that has been stored for a year under specific conditions. Including being exposed to higher than normal temperatures during the summer. Here is the question and my answer. Question: Water from a city municipal system which is treated and filled into a clean BPA-free 55 gallon…

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What I Learned From the Recent Power Outage

What I Learned From the Recent Power Outage by A.K. for Survival Blog As I related in a previous article, I’ve been a “nomad” for the past couple of years since selling my home and taking off to travel, volunteer etc. This has resulted in my living in a whole lot of places, some in the US and some overseas. I’ve spent time camping in the US and time living in an urban apartment overseas in an area subject to earthquakes/tsunamis, terrorist attacks, and missiles. Add to that just ordinary…

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Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era | What About The Next One?

Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era | What About The Next One? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog My dad was born during the end of the Great Depression era. His parents were in their 20’s and my great grandparents were in their 50’s during that time. It’s difficult to imagine what life must have been like back then. Especially given today’s modern world of conveniences being so stark in contrast to that period. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during…

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Preparedness Should Allow You to Live in PEACE, Not Hide in FEAR

Preparedness Should Allow You to Live in PEACE, Not Hide in FEAR by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper GNN Note – Sleeping better at night knowing that if I or my wife is hurt that most, if not all, of our household needs are fulfilled is a major stress relief. If someone is preparing for the end of the world, what’s the point? Won’t everyone be dead? But being prepared for real life disasters creates calm. ****** Prepping is a lifestyle, but it shouldn’t take over your life to…

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Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix

Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix By Sara Tipton for Natural Blaze Dry onion soup mix is a versatile pantry staple that can be used for soups, dips, casseroles, and even mixed in to add a little oomph to dinners. We like to make our own soup mix because, oftentimes, onion soup that is purchased in grocery stores is laced with harmful preservatives like sulfur dioxide and monosodium glutamate and artificial colors and flavors. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make it at home and you get to control the ingredients used! In fact, there…

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Enough Food For A Year (Level 3 Preparedness)

Enough Food For A Year (Level 3 Preparedness) by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog “Prepping and Preparedness 3” is a level of being prepared for up to 1 year. Check the series overview for my logic and reasoning why I split it the way that I did. And also re-read the sections on Food Preparedness for Level 1 & 2. The following information is intended as a guideline. The details will require research, time, and work on your end. But it’s really not complicated. Lets get started: Food Storage Beyond…

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PG&E CEO Earning $2 Million a Year Makes OUTRAGEOUS Comments to Californians Struggling to Afford Food

PG&E CEO Earning $2 Million a Year Makes OUTRAGEOUS Comments to Californians Struggling to Afford Food By Jenny Jayne for The Organic Prepper PG&E is under investigation as blackouts roll across California, leaving many residents in the dark for an indefinite amount of time. The blackouts are the power giant’s solution to dangerous sparking power lines caused by high winds. These sparks have been blamed for many of the wildfires that have devastated California and caused billions of dollars in damage. PG&E is in the position of being held responsible for its power…

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We Are Entering A Period Of Extreme Ideologies | Be Prepared

We Are Entering A Period Of Extreme Ideologies | Be Prepared by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog A recent comment on our forum reads, “I think we are heading into a period of extremes. At this point it’s a wait and see, but be prepared. Grey is a good thing. Stay away from crowds!” Extreme Ideological Differences The state of the United (not so united) States, and the world around us has entered a period of extremes. It’s obvious to anyone with a brain. I’m talking about political ideological extremes. Governance…

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